The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Ronald Bernard, a Haitian aid recipient and graduate student at The Heller School for Social and Policy Management at Brandeis University, and Gregory Adams, Aid Effectiveness Director at Oxfam America, discussing “Haiti and Aid Effectiveness.”

William Dorcena, Ford Hall Forum board member and co-founder of The Boston Haitian Reporter will serve as moderator for the forum, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011.

The participants will give voice to the troubled recovery after Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

Bernard will address demonstrated drawbacks in U.S. aid delivery to Haiti, while Adams will describe how the experience in Haiti has revolutionized international relief organizations.

From the spread of cholera to difficulties in texting donations, the glacial pace of observable healing in Haiti prompts the question of whether our nation sincerely intends to help.

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation’s oldest free public lecture series. It promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective citizenry through events that illuminate the key issues facing our society.

The forum presents knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers, including some of the most controversial opinion leaders of our times, in settings that facilitate frank and open debate.